Abbeville County Detention Center – Abbeville, SC

Abbeville County Detention Center is in Abbeville County and is the correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for someone in jail at Abbeville County Detention Center? This site gives you info about anything you might want to know about Abbeville County Detention Center,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Abbeville County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you info that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Abbeville County Detention Center
59 Old Calhoun Falls Rd.
Abbeville, SC 29620

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 864 446-6200
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has someone who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To find out who is in jail at Abbeville County Detention Center you have to click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Abbeville County Detention Center Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find the same information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information faster if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our South Carolina county jail guide: List of all county jails in South Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is a photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Abbeville County Detention Center prisoners can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Abbeville County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the inmate’s full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Abbeville County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and you are not allowed to leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner in the Abbeville County Detention Center will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to stay the jail each day after work, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to pay 10% of the amount set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Abbeville County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is very simple to do. First, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some questions, like your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you check the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 864 446-6200

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the staff, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Abbeville County Detention Center:

Abbeville County Detention Center
59 Old Calhoun Falls Rd.
Abbeville, SC 29620

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Abbeville County Detention Center
59 Old Calhoun Falls Rd.
Abbeville, SC 29620


The Abbeville County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to review the official Abbeville County Detention Center site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this subject, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Abbeville County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a case file containing a docket and every documents and motions in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Abbeville County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records relating to your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Abbeville County court magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to see a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could get a date to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you should access the Abbeville County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Abbeville County jail website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Abbeville County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to get the exact address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file containing a court docket and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Abbeville County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to the Abbeville County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to see if someone has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Abbeville County,the Abbeville County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Abbeville County Detention Center is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Abbeville County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Abbeville County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to people in jail is likely to change, so double check the official Abbeville County Detention Center site when you send any funds.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Abbeville County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Abbeville County Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Abbeville County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

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